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Todd Haley's Demotion of Receivers Coach No Big Deal

From the FanPosts. I moved everything after the jump because part of what makes soybon's post so great is for the formatting, which doesn't translate very well on the front page. -Chris

Check out soybon's post, after the jump.

 

     I have a large respect and appreciation for fans that contribute to AP. However, there is an idea going around that Haley's moves with his coaches is somehow a sign that he is "having trouble managing his coaching staff". I was really bothered by this notion, moreso than those I typically disagree with so I decided to post about it. This move in no way signals Haley's inability to manage his staff. In fact, I think it illustrates quite the opposite.

     Shuffling these guys around as needed to generate production is what management is all about. Besides, I disagree with the premise; I hardly even see this a management issue altogether, I see it as a staffing issue. When you say trouble managing his coaches, the immediate implication of "trouble managing" is that there is turmoil, disobedience, recalcitrance, etc. Instead of seeing this as Haley "managing his staff," I see it more as Haley "staffing his management." I.e. these position coaches are mid-low level managers of the players.

     After reading several comments, I did a little bit of digging and uncovered a story in the New York Times dated Oct. 22 1999, almost 10 years ago exactly... Recall that Haley was appointed receivers coach in January of that year. In October he was demoted because of a lack of production from the receivers. The Jets were better for the move. Ultimately, Haley was reinstated and was better for it as he continued to improve his performance as a positions coach and development for coaching in general.

     This just goes to show a move such as this at this point in the season is not  rare and is no way an indication of trouble. I don't think anybody would suggest that Parcells was having trouble managing his staff.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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